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- The sinful mortal body dies but is resurrected to a new immortal body.
- The earthly body is different from the resurrected body.
- The earthly body is corrupted by sin, but the resurrected body is sinless.
- The natural body comes first and then the spiritual body.
- The corrupt flesh does not enter the Paradise of God, but the spiritual do.
- We have victory over the sting of death through Jesus Christ.
The sinful mortal body dies but is resurrected to a new immortal body. “But someone will say, “How are the dead raised up? And with what body do they come?” 1 Corinthians 15:35 We are raised up just the way Jesus was raised from the dead, by the power of God. We are not ghosts or spirits when we are raised from the dead, as Jesus showed Himself in flesh and bones in Luke 24:39, and Ezekiel 37 explains how we are given a whole new eternal body of flesh and bones. “Foolish one, what you sow is not made alive unless it dies.” 1 Corinthians 15:36 This mortal body will be dead in a grave, but we are made alive with an eternal body when we are resurrected. Also, when we die to sin, we are made alive in the Spirit of Christ. “And what you sow, you do not sow that body that shall be, but mere grain—perhaps wheat or some other grain. But God gives it a body as He pleases, and to each seed its own body. ” 1 Corinthians 15:37-38 A seed doesn’t look anything like what blossoms from it, so likewise the eternal body that God gives to us when we are resurrected isn’t anything like this mortal body afflicted with sin.
The earthly body is different from the resurrected body. “All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of animals, another of fish, and another of birds.” 1 Corinthians 15:39 Every living creature is made of some type of flesh and each one is different from the other. In the same way, the earthly body is different than the eternal body. “There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.” 1 Corinthians 15:40 There are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the one is different from the other. Today, humanism is embraced, and it is empowered by the mark of the beast, and they glorify the human being and have no belief in the resurrected being. They focus a lot on the sun, moon, and other space events. “There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory.” 1 Corinthians 15:41 The mortal body is different from the immortal body in the same way the sun is different from the moon and each star has its own significance.
The earthly body is corrupted by sin, but the resurrected body is sinless. “So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption.” 1 Corinthians 15:42 The earthly body is corrupted with sin, but through Jesus Christ we are made blameless in the eyes of God. Because we live for Jesus, we will be raised from the dead with a sinless body. “It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.” 1 Corinthians 15:43-44 The natural body we have on this earth dies in dishonor and weakness, but the spiritual body is resurrected in eternal glory and power. “And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.” 1 Corinthians 15:45 The second Adam is Jesus Christ who was created by the Spirit of God and not created from the dust of the earth. He came to give us eternal life by the remission of sin. Adam was the first man who was made from the dust of the earth and had an earthly body. Through him came sin and death.
The natural body comes first and then the spiritual body. “However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual.” 1 Corinthians 15:46 Every person has been born in sin, that is the natural status of humanity. Through Jesus Christ, the sin of the natural is put in remission and we are given spiritual life. With that spiritual life, we have the promise of eternal life with a resurrected body. “The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord from heaven.” 1 Corinthians 15:47 Jesus Christ is the second man, born of God and not created from the earth. “As was the man of dust, so also are those who are made of dust; and as is the heavenly Man, so also are those who are heavenly.” 1 Corinthians 15:48 All of us are descendants of Adam and are those made of the dust, but also everyone who comes to Jesus Christ for the remission of sin are spiritual. On this earth, we live in the natural body through the Spirit of Christ. “And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man.” 1 Corinthians 15:49 We have inherited an earthly nature but when we are resurrected, we will have an eternal body like Jesus Christ.
The corrupt flesh does not enter the Paradise of God, but the spiritual do. “Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption.” 1 Corinthians 15:50 Flesh and blood has been corrupted by sin, but through Jesus Christ that sin is put in remission, and we are considered blameless to God. Without Jesus Christ, we cannot inherit eternal life in the paradise of God because sin does not inherit the sinless. “Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— ” 1 Corinthians 15:51 We will not all die before we are changed. Jesus Christ will return after the great global tribulation, and all who are still alive will be changed and then called to be with Him eternally.
“…in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” 1 Corinthians 15:52 When the Seventh Trumpet blows, that is when Jesus Christ comes back, and those who have died will be resurrected with a new body. The dead and those who are still alive when Jesus returns will be changed together and meet together in the sky with Jesus. It all happens in the twinkling of an eye, the changing of the dead and those still alive are called to be with Jesus simultaneously in the twinkling of an eye.
“For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.” 1 Corinthias 15:53 The only way that the corruption of our flesh can put on immortality is through Jesus Christ. God loved the people of this world so much that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who has faith in Him will have eternal life. “So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” 1 Corinthians 15:54 Jesus Christ has the victory over sin and death, so when we live for God through Him, we have put on incorruption. Death cannot hurt us, and Hell cannot claim us as one of its victims, and we can say, “O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?” 1 Corinthians 15:55
We have victory over the sting of death through Jesus Christ. “The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law.” 1 Corinthians 15:56 In our walk with Jesus on this earth, we feel many stings in our sinful flesh. Those stings are killing the sinful flesh to help us respond through the Spirit of Christ to bring Holiness into our soul. The legalisms in this life strengthen sin by killing the human spirit and Spirit of Christ. The thing that has power to form thoughts, feelings, and emotions is killing the human spirit and the Spirit of Christ. It requires us to follow the mandates that form what we think, feel, and do in order to synchronize us to the mark of the beast. “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:57 The victory we have is sanctification and Holiness through Jesus Christ. Also, we will be changed with a brand new and sinless body when we are resurrected to live eternally in the Paradise of God.
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 15:58 Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the work we have to do, and it is rewarded with eternal life in the New Jerusalem.
“….to you who do not hold to her teaching and have not learned Satan’s so-called deep secrets,“
‘I will not impose any other burden on you, except to hold on to what you have until I come.’”
“I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.”
Revelation 2:24-25, 3:11
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